Zoo Knoxville offering free admission for hurricane evacuees

Residents of North and South Carolina under evacuation welcomed by zoo staff.   Zoo Knoxville is offering free admission to residents of North and South Carolina who have evacuated their homes due to the threat of Hurricane Florence.   “The uncertainty and disruption that our neighbors in North and South Carolina are dealing with as […]

This Week’s Tennessee Tourism Round Up

The Soundtrack of America is Made in Tennessee and you can hear great music at festivals like Tina Turner Heritage Days, Americana Music Festival & Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. Here’s a look at other festivals and fall-themed activities going on across the state this week. For a complete list of events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar. Sept. […]

2nd Annual Recovery Resource Fair TOMORROW!

Tomorrow, September 13, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Metro Drug Coalition and Addiction Campuses will host the Second Annual Knox County Recovery Resource Fair at Central United Methodist Church, located at 201 3rd Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. The purpose of the event is to provide comprehensive resources to those in or seeking recovery and those who work […]

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs helps promote library cards   Knox County Public Library is celebrating Library Card Sign-Up Month with the help of the new Knox County Mayor. Starring in a social media campaign, Mayor Glenn Jacobs touts the many resources of the library, which include information and assistance with job searches, market research, investing, […]

Household hazardous waste mobile collection service in Blount, Coffee, Dickson and Maury Counties on September 22

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Blount, Coffee, Dickson and Maury Counties on Saturday, Sept. 22. Since the program’s inception in 1993, more than 346,000 Tennessee households have properly disposed of more than 22 million pounds of material.   “Our goal is to provide a convenient […]

Sawyer saves the day

Sawyer saves the day

By Diann Byrd Is it a bird?  Is it a Plane?  No it’s Sawyer Shepherd. Looks a lot like Clark Kent doesn’t he?  Well at Powell High School’s 2018 Homecoming he was nothing short of a real life Superman.  You can’t tell it from the picture but if you look closely, although he looks sharp […]

Friends of the Library To Celebrate Mary Utopia Rothrock Day September 19

Celebration at Old Gray Cemetery Will Honor Library Icon Friends of the Knox County Public Library has set aside Wednesday, September 19, to celebrate the life and legacy of Mary Utopia Rothrock (1909–1976), whose indelible influence on the public library system continues to enrich Knox County, the state of Tennessee, and the nation. With a […]

Ride KAT to UT football games; parking also available at city-owned garages

In order to make the first home University of Tennessee football game as stress-free as possible, the City of Knoxville is offering some highlights and tips to help Vol fans navigate transportation and parking.   Street parking is severely limited near Neyland Stadium. Game attendees are encouraged to explore taking a Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) […]

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